The moment that you buy new forklift, it already makes you responsible in ensuring that it is well maintained and checked regularly. Practically, it is the same thing when you own a motorcycle; more so if it is being used for racing. You ought to treat it as if it is your wife; you’ve got to love it, caress it.
This doesn’t mean though that you should be a professional mechanic only to give your bike proper maintenance and care. Still, time will come when it urges you to tinker on the bike yourself or perhaps, do emergency repairs. You can leave the more technical jobs with the pros but for the basics, you must at least have the right tools and knowledge on how to fix it.
Essential Equipment and Gears
Following are the important gears and equipment that you should own when doing basic repairs or maintenance on your bike.
Tire Pressure Gauge
Bike tires are among the critical and most important part of any motorcycle. Still, they are the part that is frequently disregarded. Problems may take place both from overinflating and underinflating the tires which can affect several aspects in the bike. This includes the bike’s:
- Road grip
- Impact absorption and;
- Overall performance
With this in mind, it is important to ensure that the tires have proper pressure that can be checked easily using a tire pressure gauge.
This is one of the basic tools you should have but also, one of the most important. Make it a point that you always have a pair of Philips and flat head screwdrivers and get them in different sizes. Through this, you can prevent stripping the screws that you want to loosen up.
Quality screwdrivers have magnetic tips which prevent the screws to drop into openings while others have interchangeable tips that make it more portable.
Undoubtedly, a useful tool to your motorcycle that’s used to either tighten or loosen the nuts and bolts in your bike. While ratchet wrench is quite handy and useful, you will definitely be surprised at how fasteners are placed between tight and difficult to reach spots where ratchets can’t fit. This is when you’d need to invest in combined ratchet ended and open-ended wrenches.